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Building resiliency into much of the nation's critical infrastructure is expensive and the money isn't there to harden facilities in case of attacks or other events, federal, state and local officials said at a recent homeland security conference.
"We have a national trend of under funding our infrastructure," Pierce Homer, Virginia's secretary of transportation, said at a conference sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association. He said the "message today is not resiliency. It's about keeping things from falling down." The patchwork approach to mending the nation's infrastructure isn't sustainable.
The strategy for dealing with the infrastructure …